Loot and Other Stories

Loot and Other Stories

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With her characteristic brilliance, Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer follows the inner lives of characters confronted by unforeseen circumstances. An earthquake offers tragedy and opportunity in the title story, exposing both an ocean bed strewn with treasure and the avarice of the town's survivors. ?Mission Statement? is the story of a bureaucrat's idealism, the ghosts of colonial history, and a love affair with a government minister that ends astoundingly. And in ?Karma, ? Gordimer's inventiveness knows no bounds: in five returns to earthly life, a disembodied narrator, taking on different ages and genders, testifies to unfinished business and questions the nature of existence. Revelatory and powerful, these are stories that challenge our deepest convictions even as they dazzle us with their artful lyricism
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 12mm | 623.69g
  • The Penguin Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142004685
  • 9780142004685
  • 771,770

Table of contents

Loot and Other SotriesLoot
Mission Statement
Visiting George
The Generation Gap
The Diamond Mine
An Emissary
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GordimerÆs meticulous charting of human weakness and self-deception is as exact as ever... Deeply exhilarating.(The Boston Globe) Gordimer is brilliant... Her stories are achingly beautiful. (Pittsburgh Post- Gazette) A remarkable collection. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
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About Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer is the author of eleven previous novels, as well as collections of stories and essays. She has received many awards, including the Booker Prize (for The Conservationist in 1974) and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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234 ratings
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2 10% (23)
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